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Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counted. bob schieffer, the other state that has just closed, the state of ohio is critical to mitt romney's hopes for winning the white house. >> absolutely. i mean, his people told me last week, yes, we could win if we lost ohio, but i think it would be a very tall hill to climb if that happened. i mean, and the only thing that we have said through this campaign season more than it's coming out to turnout, no republican has won the presidency unless they won ohio. 18 electoral votes up there. if you say that president obama starts tonight or we think he has 237 electoral votes for sure and he'll probably get in nevada which is six votes, that brings him to 243 votes. if he picked up ohio, then he would have, i think, 261 votes. he would need only nine more votes to climb the presidency. ohio is always important, especially to republicans, i'd say, this year more important than ever. >> we've been talking to voters in all states as they've left the polls today.
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
morning." president obama wins big, telling americans "the best is yet to come." governor mitt romney says "i pray the president will be successful." >>> the democrats tighten their control of the senate, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and a major new storm forces evacuations along the east coast. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our heart that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak, huge victory for president obama. >> all the key battleground states including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we were made more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> reporter: there is a sense of deflate and defeat in this room. >> i still wish i could lead the country in a different direction but the nation shows another leader. >> the president has been reelected but nobody's put a stamp of approval on his program. >
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> decision day. president obama and mitt romney make final arguments before millions of americans head to the polls. >> on november 6th, we come together for a better future, and november 7th, we get to work. >> are you fired up? >> the first votes are in. while millions have cast early ballots, the first polls open especially overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy affect the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with big
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio an
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
: governor allen has tried to portray your connection with president obama as a bad thing. you, of course, are doing the opposite. how do you think that's going to play out in how virginia virginia goes in the presidential election? >> virginia is not a state that says it's bad to partner with the president. so my first three years, i partnered with president bush. i worked with him on a lot of key projects. >> no surprises. >> reporter: of course, in 2008, virginia went for barack obama, the first time since 1964 that virginia voted for a democrat for the president. now, tim kaine, of course, is hoping that happens again but the kaine campaign also acknowledges that there are some romney voters and independents who will be voting for kaine as well. now we're going to head over to the george allen headquarters where my colleague andrea mccarron takes over. andrea, what's going on over there? >> reporter: i am with susan allen who in this day and age a candidate's wife seems to log swch mileages the candidate himself. what are you hearing on the road with regards to women's issues?
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
secure every last vote. tara has the latest from the white house. >> president obama got some help from bruce springstien in wisconsin. a state he needs to win. >> we've made progress the last four years. but the reason we're all gathered here in addition to listening to bruce is because we know we've got more work to do. >> also includes stops in iowa and ohio. the president is arguing he deserves four more years because he's the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as ectorepackage the same old bad items and make them out to be new ideas. >> mitt romney is also crisscrossing the battleground states. he's telling voters president obama already had four years to prove himself. >> you hope the president would live up to his promise to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >> romney is wrapping up campaign with rallies in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. he worked to close the deal with independent voters. >> anyone who wonders whether better jobs and paychecks are a thing of the past, i have a clear
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
just that he was the vessel to beating barack obama. they liked him. i think that momentum stays intact. there was another force propel him after that debate, though, and that was undecided voters or soft ones are hadn't yet bought the sale on mitt romney came out of denver doing well with that. that started to dissipate long before sandy hit. so then sort of the president and mitt romney were fighting for that second force. what they needed was a last moment that one of the two of them could be in the front pages, looking like a person who was of the moment and mitt romney lost several days because of the storm to be the man of the moment, and the president, because he was president, was the man of the moment for those late-deciding voters who hadn't been paying attention to the race. they turn on their tvs. that's what they see. i think that to the extent that anybody benefits politically, that probably helps the president. >> bob, there's a reason why of the 10 incumbents who have sought office again since world war ii, seven have won. powers go with the presidenciy and the mo
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
vote for barack obama. >> reporter: it is the presidential race that has driven the turnout even in maryland where president obama is all but certain to win. the but the outcome is far less than certain in the state for question 7, which would expand gaming in maryland. the latest polls suggest voters are divided right down the middle. >> i'm not certain when i get in there which way i'm going to go. >> you're going to decide in the ballot box. >> that's what i'm going to do. >> a new world class resort casino in prince george's county. >> reporter: supporters promise a new casino and table games around the state will bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenue for schools. and that sounds great to michael graves who was voting in baltimore. >> i didn't think anybody was going to the schools but i thought it'd be more jobs and i need a job. >> you're unemployed. >> yes i am. >> and you're looking for work. >> for like the past five years. >> reporter: maryland's top financial cop says all the promises are pipe dreams. >> a lot of people say
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
institute. >>> thanks to president obama for the confidence, like an old soldier. >> so said david petraeus 15 months ago, september 2011, when he was sworn in as director of the central intelligence agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistan
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
point plunge the dow dropped another 121 points today. >>> nearly two full days after barack obama was declared the winner of the presidential election, florida is still undecided, although there are some reports that say barack obama has been declared the winner. the sunshine state's 29 electoral votes are, of course, irrelevant to the outcome are but some critics point out that this year's problems underscore ongoing issues with florida's voting process and a recount is not out of the question. >>> 11 people mostly young women kidnapped, robbed and raped. tonight those accused attackers are behind bars. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at coffen state university in baltimore and neighbors say a pair of predators were stalking, raping and robbing victims including students off campus. they targeted the west baltimore neighborhood near koppen state university often targeting women at bus stops, forking them at gunpoint into a -- force them at gunpoint into a golded for explorer, then taking them -- gold ford explorer, then taking them away to be robbed and raped and dumping them off in par
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
pestilence next. >> president obama returns to washington with a new challenge, bringing together democrats and republicans. >>> and hispanic voters hold the key to victory. a record number of latinos turn out to vote, the majority supporting president obama. demand it at the ballot box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of be folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight disrupting roads and air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. look it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, w
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
swing states that will decide things. president obama and the first lady campaigning in des moines, iowa and mitt romney is in manchester, new hampshire. there's a good reason why neither man is relaxing so late at night. >> the reason is poll after poll shows them virtually tied among undecided voters. nobody can coast and tonight nobody are. gary nurenberg is here with the closing arguments for both sides. $2 billion and they're still trying to close the sale. the target customers for the candidates tonight, undecided voters in the swing states that can go either way. the target customers for thegreater campaigns, voters who support their guy but still need a push to actually get out and vote. he you see the most repeat swing state poll numbers, you'll see why turnout could decide this. colorado, 50-48. >> hello, colorado. >> reporter: wisconsin, 49-46. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: ohio, 50-49. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: virginia, key. >> virginia is going to help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: both men repeated key themes, nothing new on t
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
together. we're taking back america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing state in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout because frankly there's very few if undecided votes left. >> the campaign we built is a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> we think romney will win ohio. >> i think it's impossible to call. >> it's a week now since sandy hit but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> sitting here bundled up. it's terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. forecasters are predicting a nor'easter will slam the region on wednesday. >> me i can be hungry but i don't want my children to be hungry. >> a group of african painted dogs attacked a child who fell into the zoo. >> he used a prosthetic leg that responds to his thoughts. >> all that -- >> touchdown. >> doug martin finishes with 251 yards and four touchdowns. >> -- and all that matters. >> both of you can't get together and
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
workers, obama or romney? obama or romney? their jobs and careers could be affected by who occupies the white house for the next four years, what time you sir, who's better? >> patch act, i can't speak to that. >> what about you? obama or romney? >> i would say from a military's perspective. i'm a spouse, michelle obama has done great things for military families. >> reporter: romney has promised to reduce the federal work force by 10%, cutting two jobs for every one that's filled. who's better romney or obama for fedel workers? >> it's a question contains a logical fallacy. i'm not going to answer that. >> i'd have to say obama might be the better. >> reporter: because? >> it seems romney might want to slash some jobs and cut unnecessary spending. >> reporter: romney would eliminate some departments and cap government spending at 20% without cutting defense spending. >> i disagree with that. he's going to take a beat ax and not think about it. >> romney wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i guess between the two, it'd be obama. >> reporter: so obviously it's cl
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
some common ground to be found? president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders today to talk about how they are going to address the upcoming fiscal cliff. now the president is publicly saying he wants higher taxes on the richest americans. republicans say closing tax loopholes could do the trick. if we don't meet in the middle we could go back into a recession economists say. it's a long list of spending cuts and tax increases which will take effect in january if they do nothing. >>> a student accused of murdering her roommate has been found not on all charges. >> after three days of testimony, jurors sided with alexis simpson and her defense team which argued that dominique frazier's killing was a result of self-defense and not of murder. >> we never doubt it because we know our friend. >> truth prevailed through all of it. that's all i can say. >> reporter: friends and family rejoiced as they left a prince george's county courtroom in upper marlboro. it took the jury about three hours to return with a not guilty verdict on all seven counts simpson was facing. >> thank
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:30am EST
. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the seven largest states in the country, illinois, new york, pennsylvania, califor
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
. >>> good morning. it is friday, november 9, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama makes his case today on what needs to to be done to head off the looming budget crisis. while republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll talk with former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >> frustration gross in the northeast. new york begins to ration gas and thousands still remain in the dark. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street. over a looming fiscal crisis. >> steep budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rates is not acceptable and frankly couldn't even pass the house. >> today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. noomb snowboard everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. i would talk about the fiscal cliff if i knew what it was. >>
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
. >>> closing arguments. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country making one last pitch to voters before election day. >>> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >>> we know what change looks like. and what he's selling ain't it. >>> after sandy, more than a million people are still without power this morning while temperatures drop and a new storm threatens the east coast. >>> animal attack. a tragedy at a pittsburgh zoo when a young boy is mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs. >> the mother and dad crying carrying their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead h
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 1:35am EST
extramarital affair. president obama accepted the -- he said he witches them the very best at this time. patraeus, a military phd changed the war in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's enormously important. >> reporter: usa military writer and author of the iraq book "a chance in hell" jim michael. >> he was foundering around in the early years of these wars, and he really helped set the strategy and the direction of the u.s. military in both those wars. >> reporter: presidents learned to trust his judgment and he lobbied for that cia director's job. >> i wanted this job. this is something that was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: 14 months ago he got it being sworn in with his wife by his side. his deputy michael morell has been acting director of the cia. it's morell who will testify against congress next week on cia performance on libya where a raid killed three americans in september. used to having his every command followed during his days in the military, patraeus had a different culture among career officers. office erred trained not to carry out -- officers tra
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 4:30am EST
jablow, 9news now. >>> president obama will travel to three swing states today before heading to chicago for election day. >>> governor mitt romney will stop in virginia, florida and new hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 6:30am EST
situation at the shoreline, president obama at his side. >> we are here for you, and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help you need until you've rebuilt. >> later, at a news conference, the governor gave his report. >> the president of the united states and i have had six conversations since sunday. that shows a level of caring and concern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to this type of situation. so today, in fact, reed asked me this after i got off, after you know, i said good-bye to him after air force one, this was as comfortable and relaxing interaction as i've had with the president siknown him, and i think it's because we're doing what we need to be done. >> are you surprised that the bipartisanship was there. >> the area the governor grew up in, the shore was devastated. the president says with key help out, and they acted like can with key help the. >> reporter: it didn't surprise me at all. i will say this, it's probably affected the national election. in the sense that the romney momentum is temporarily, certainly was tem
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
next week. >>> but first, which candidate does today's unemployment report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next. keely and bianca thompson. keely, keely, keely and bianca thompson. accokeek. keely's district boxing and youth center. accokeek. >>> we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us fro
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
, but they say there have been no other reports of assault. >>> president obama spent the hours right after his big election night victory making some calls. he was reaching out to congressional leaders. now the results of last night's presidential race show the country still very much split down the middle and both sides today talking a good game about compromise. tara americaner in is at the white house where the obama administration -- tara mergener is at the white house where the obama administration and the congress better reach an agreement soon. >> reporter: the same problems remain and essentially the same congressional makeup. president obama is headed back to washington after a bitter battle to win a second term. he used his victory speech to reach out to the other side. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> reporter: mitt romney also called for compromise. >> in a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 4:30am EST
the final approval by congress. president obama reports it and will respect the will of the people. we've reported that so many years that state hood for d.c. has been an effort for some time with no success. >>> both parties are willing to compromise on a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. president obama called leaders to start negotiations to deal with the issue. house speaker john boehner said he's willing to compromise on raising some taxes. >> sounds good right? compromise. have we heard that lately? vice president joe biden says the obama administration is willing to compromise as well. the cliff is an across the board tax increase in spending cuts coupled at the same time and that's scheduled to kick in at the end of the year. economists say the impact could push america into another recession. >> the no steps are taken cuttings will cost you some real none. gary nuremberg as more on the sequestration issue. >> reporter: congress couldn't get a deal to cut the deficit. going off the fiscal cliff means crashing into your home. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we will increas
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
live look at president obama. he is speaking at a rally in madison, wish -- wisconsin. his republican challenger mitt romney is in lynchburg, virginia for a ral lie that is going to take place there in about 30 minutes. danielle nottingham reports on both candidates, making a final push to win over votes. >> mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help award the biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that is exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> i need iowa. cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. b
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nation" sunday republican senator lindsey graha
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statemen
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths.
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government does what they can to try to help the veterans, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wrong? just not enough people? >> two thgs happened. a lot of the afghanistan and iraq vetera
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
after the most expensive campaign in history, president obama begins planning his next four years in office. bigad shaban takes a look at challenges awaiting the president. >> reporter: a victorious barack obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his secd term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock. to solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states. giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. he'll have to, congress remains split. democrats held on to the senate, while republicans kept the majority in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk partisan
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
7.9 last month. any increase would mean that president barack obama would face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. >>> a federal audit is confirming a report this yore that found questionable practices by the agency that runs reagan national airport and dulles airport. the metropolitan washington airport authority. they accepted super bowl tickets from contractors and that the authority routinely awarded no bid contracts. the audit does credit the authority for putting reforms in place over the past few months. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 customers out in the washington area. >> and bge is close to restoring power to all of the d.c. regional customers. dominion has ten customers without power, just ten -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at national harbor where some of those power crews are mobilizing this morning to head north and help folks who still are in the dark. good morning
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> president obama will work with republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff, the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that could take effect in the start of the new year. but he's standing by his commitment to raise taxes for those making more than $250,000. >> that's something they say they will not affect. new tax hikes will hit very hard. especially on parents. jessica doyle reports they could have a tough time paying for childcare. >> reporter: it's a dilemma facing families across the country. >> reporter: the mother of three, says not being able to get that tax credit for childcare expenses could really impact her family. >> we typically get a refund and, you know, thinking that it might not be a possible for some people that do use that money at the end of the year to take care of big expenses could be very tough. >> reporter: that's why they are warning parents to plan carefully. andologist congress -- and unless congress plans to pay taxes, they will only get $500 as opposed to $1,000. >> the best thing to do is plan accordingly. >> families can also expect to lose hundred
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Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
haul. that promise from president obama to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for nomillions are still in the dark tonight. entire neighborhoods are under water. and getting life back to normal, that's definitely going to be a long haul. bruce johnson is in ocean view, new jersey tonight with more on what those folks are going through. bruce. >> reporter: hey, derek. it's actually ocean grove. and this small town like the other jersey towns that we've been talking about all evening long steel reeling from the effects of the -- still reeling from the effects of the hurricane that ble
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
though that they are not spending any time in the obama column. they sounded alike. >> ohio is a center place where we will make sure that we take and we're going to take back the white house. >> we will win ohio! we'll win this election! >> reporter: both men know wherthey need to be and a new cbs analysis shows obama at 255 electoral votes solid or leaning towards him. 205 electoral votes followed or leaning towards governor romney. 270 electoral votes wins it. so they are campaigning in the same places. >> there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it will come down to who gets their voters to the polls. all about turnout as this race is in absolute dead heat. >> reporter: neither said much new on friday, reacting to the new unemployment report, up .1% with 171,000 new jobs created in october. >> unemployment is higher than when he took office. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: but sometimes this evening, they sounded alike. >> god bless you, god bless the united state
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
relationship with america and across asia. but first, since office, the obama administration has made reforming how -- a top priority, and so far, experts say, those efforts have helped save billions of dollars a year. still, in unveiling the budget plans earlier this year can the pentagon said that it would have to save a whopping $60 billion from efficiencies, if it's to afford the key priorities in an era of declining resources what has the pentagon done so far? and how do you ring efficiency from an organize as diverse and far flunk as the defendant department? joining us is david wennergren, the department's assistant deputy chief management officer. sir, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> so your office was created co help drive the efficiencies across the department. and the goal is to save $60 billion overall. how do you do that? is it by making minor changes to just about everything, for example, legacy programs? is it through sweeping major reforms? is it eliminating work? what is the strategic approach you guys are taking to save money? >> it takes a little bit of all
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan sunday for the parade cheering and waving a flag. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the restaurant on minstrel way early yesterday and shot him several times. frantic employees ducked for cover and called police. the manager is hospitalized in critical condition. >>> a protest in florida was held on behalf of
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
romney and barack obama responded to the numbers. >> unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we've made real progress but we are here today because we know weave got more work to do. >> president obama spending his day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. >>> the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs nationwide for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she talks about the chall
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Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
present a united front. >>> president owe wam ma honored the nation -- obama honored the nation's veterans with a traditional wreath laying ceremony. he said it's intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back u.s. troops who are now coming home. >> over the next few years, more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they'll take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us, their fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops officially fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veterans memorial continues to be one of the area's most visited and emotional sites. >> surae chinn talked to veterans who gathered at the wall to honor their fallen friends. >> reporter: i come out twice a year for memorial day and veterans day. >> reporter: the wall can move people like none other. antonio has come to honor his fallen comrade charlie. >> not on
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
in the case to sentence brown to six days plus three years probation. >>> president obama is trying to gain support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. today he'll meet with labor leaders. tomorrow he hopes to earn the support of business leaders. friday he'll talk to congressional leaders. the fiscal cliff is a series of tax increases and across the board spending cuts which many economists say could push our country into another recession. congress is also going to be working on the fiscal cliff when it comes back to work today. the house and senate have been in recess since september when legislators took a break for elections. both democratic and republican leaders say they do believe some kind of deal can be worked out before the end ever the year. newly elected senators from both sides will get a chance to meet their new colleagues. >>> the department of defense is investigating america's top military official in afghanistan. >> the investigation is linked to david petraeus, the former head of the c.i.a. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee, the billionaire co-founder of instagram, and golfer nick faldo. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictur
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Nov 6, 2012 10:55pm EST
all but done. it really looks like president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of the payty hawaii are you thinking now? --party, what are you thinking now? >> i am very happy. tim kaine is a great man. he was the mayor of the city and he is going to be
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
much. today president obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the white house about the fiscal cliff. the cliff of course is that package of spending cuts and tax hikes that will hit all of us in the new year if congress doesn't act to avert it. joining us now with her finger on the pulse of the nation. the co-founder of pock box. thanks so much for coming in this morning. it's a local start-up. what you do is you -- get e- mails from voters and you authenticate them into letters and you hand deliver them to congress. it's fascinating what you guys do. but what are you finding? is there open outcry about the fiscal cliff? >> now that the election is over, we're seeing an uptick in activity around issues remitted to the fiscal cliff and -- related to the fiscal cliff and primarily we're seeing a lot of energy around sequestration, middle class tax cuts, and this is a really tricky time for people. so they're very concerned. >> well, let's take a look at some of the data points that you actually have from the letters that are coming into pop box. let's take a look specific
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Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
obama met with congressional leaders to try to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the combination o severe budget cuts and tax hikes that will go into effect in january if there's no agreement on the budget. nancy cordes is at the white house and, nancy, it appears that everyone's at least a bit more optimistic now, right? >> reporter: that's right, anthony. today's meeting was just the first step and the outlines of a deal are still far from clear. but in the wake of last week's election, leaders from both sides appear more eager to compromise with one another than they have perhaps in years. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: the president, vice president and four top congressional leaders insisted they are willing to put their own sacred cows on the line to get a deal and calm jittery financial markets. >> to show our seriousness, we've put revee on the table. as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> reporter: in the meeting, house speaker john boehner proposed leaders establish a framewor
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Nov 6, 2012 11:30pm EST
people who wanted president obama desperately to be re- elected, there is a little bit of sense of magic tonight as that re-election has apparently happened. right now they are waiting, hoping for the man of the hour, president obama to step to the stage and give the acceptance speech. perhaps in that speech, he may recapture some of that magic from 2008. even so the results tonight, e results tonight are what they were looking for. you see the american flag. you see the thousands who have gathered and you see the joy on the faces of those who supported president obama. bruce johnson is now live at u street downtown washington, d.c., where some of that same excitement is going on in our own hometown. bruce? >> reporter: derek, right now i'm outside of bus boys and forest. [ cheers and applause ] >> 14th and b. [ cheers and applause ] >> this entire group, they waited inside at one point. they're crazy. [ cheers and applause ] >> four more years! for more years! four more years! four more years! >> this is part of that young group that they said wouldn't show up again after four yea
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
you mention it, out on the campaign trail, top voting starts in less than 12 hours. president obama and mitt romney are spending these final moments pounding the swing states. mr. obama trying to sway the undecided in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. the president says he deserves four more years because he is the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as he can. >> democrats countered with vice president joe biden in sterling. bruce with more on that. >> one more day roared thousands of romney supporters into the patriot center. thousands more circled outside unable to get in. >> if anyone out there following american politics wants to know where the energy is, come in this room. >> the romney campaign insists shows that will bring a route on tuesday. the campaign has a hard time pointing to any polls that track that. >> we thank you and ask you to stay with it all the way until we win tomorrow night. >> we need you virginia. with your help, we will win virginia. we win virginia, we win this election. >> joe biden spok
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
captioning funded by cbs >>> four more years. >> thank you. thank you. >> president obama wins a second term in the white house after scoring election night victories in the key battleground states of ohio, virginia, iowa, and colorado. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costi itly campaign. >> ann and i join with you to earn estly pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battlegr
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Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
, president barack obama paid tribute to the nation service members on this veteran's day. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown, intended to show every service member. and he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are returning home. >> over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back into civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. as they come home, it falls to us. they are fellow citizens, to be there for them. >> the president also noted that this is the first veteran's day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> the vietnam veteran's memorial continues to be one of the areas most visited sight. today is no exception as surae chinn talks to those who gathered at the wall. >> i see them twice a year for memorial day and veteran's day. >> the walk moves people none like no other. antonio biaz has come to honor his fallen comrade. >> for all those who are no longer with us. >> reporter: army specialist biaz was only 20 years old while in combat. >> he
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
happy when president obama was re- elected last week. she was more upset when she found out her husband didn't vote. they got into a big fight and she decided to run him over. and this arizona parking lot. now, he's in the hospital, and she's facing charges. >>> victoria's secret apologizes for a fashion faux pas. check out the model that appeared in new york last week wearing an indian headdress,leopard print panties and high heels. the tribal called it ignorance. victoria's secret apologized and you won't see it when the fashion show airs on wusa 9. >>> when we see high profil cheaters busted on national news we wonder why so many people are foolish so often. derek says the answer isn't thatcomplicated. >> to my mind this comes down to the big difference between what we like and what we value. for example, i value the idea of a stomach that looks like that, but i also like eating potato chips and fancy cupcakes. so this look is slightly more likely. same for monogamy. we give it a lot of lip service. anybody who appears to be successfully pulling it off, they get major kudos.
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